Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How To Get A Writing Analysis Program Overheated

Recently Scarlett and I have been playing around with a computer analysis program. That is, when we haven't been playing around with each other. We get like that from time to time. It's called I Write Like, and you can find it right here.

The idea is simple. You simply add in text from what you've been writing, click a button, and it'll tell you what author closely resembles your own style. Scarlett and I have wondered if some of our steamier writings would end up resembling the works of Anais Nin (she knew how to steam things up). So we've been sampling some of our writings.

Scarlett's latest passage went in, and the system suggested she writes like Chuck Palahniuk. So, my partner writes like the fellow who wrote Fight Club? That's peculiar.

I wrote an early passage featuring Gabriel and his agent, Olivia. The analysis came back, saying that I write like Ian Fleming. Hello, Moneypenny, might I interest you in a cigar?

Finally, I've tried some of our steamier stuff, a pair of sequences featuring Gabriel and Chloe together in bed. Cherry cordials feature prominently. The program (after asking that the windows be opened and saying it was getting really hot in here, told me we both write like Anne Rice.

Well, we all learn something new every day. Now, if you'll excuse us, Scarlett and I have some more of that erotica to get to. We might even write some too. After we've... blocked out the scene, you see.


  1. Oh, that's why I didn't recognize the name...Fight Club, huh?

  2. I would have thought Anais Nin too, considering what these two get up to, but who'd have thought?

  3. I tried that site last year and it came out Stephen King. Not what I was hoping for actually, but it sounds impressive.
    I love Anais Nin
    Henry Miller
    D.H Lawrence
    Have you read Nikki Gemmell's The Bride Stripped Bare? Wow.

  4. I tried it, and got Stephanie Meyers.
    Fight Club, huh? Puts an interesting twist to Scarlett's writing.

  5. I also got Chuck Palahniuk -- I writer I'd never read before, so at least I can say I'm not stealing from him.

  6. I haven't tried this program yet...I will, though.

  7. Oh, what a cool site! I'll have to try it. I hope I don't get Dr.Suess!